City of Los Angeles elected officials honored students and alumni from Loyola Marymount University during a special council presentation on Friday morning.
Councilman Bill Rosendahl proclaimed the day “LMU Day” and presented the President David Burcham with an official certificate in Council Chambers of City Hall.
“It really is a diverse school and supportive of young people who want a good education,” Rosendahl said, applauding LMU for its public outreach, citing that 79 percent of students recieve some sort of financial aid and 49 percent are minorities.
“We take very seriously our citizenship in Westchester,” Burcham said. “We think [Westchester] is an incredible resource for our students and in turn want to be a resource for it.”
Founded in 1911 and located in the 11th District, LMU currently has 8,872 students enrolled and is the biggest Catholic University on the West Coast. Their mission statement is: The encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice.
LMU is committed to sustainable practices on its campus, including solar panels, recycled water for irrigation and a campus-wide recycling plan. LMU’s Human Rights Coalition also has a pervasive approach to feeding the hungry and helping the homeless across Los Angeles.
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